Sunday, March 26, 2023

Environment & Energy Educational Opportunities For Students & Adults

Opportunities to learn more about environmental and energy issues affecting Pennsylvania for students and adults--

-- Feature-- Remembering March 28, 1979 At The Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant - The Accident No One Thought Would Happen -- Like With Natural Gas Infrastructure Today   [PaEN]

-- AP: Deadly Chocolate Factory Explosion Kills 3, 5 Missing In Reading; Employees Reported Smelling Natural Gas, Investigation By Officials, UGI Ongoing 

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Shell Temporarily Shuts Down Part Of Beaver County Petrochemical Plant For Repairs Fully Activating Natural Gas, Flammable Gases Flaring System Again For An Unspecified Period Of Time 

-- Guest Essay: Shell Petrochemical Plant Off To A Bad- And Dangerous- Start In Beaver County - By Joseph Minott, Clean Air Council [PaEN]

-- Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - March 18 to 24; Continuing Violations At Equitrans Gas Storage Area; 6 More New Well Abandonments  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - March 25 [PaEN]

-- NextPittsburgh: Women For A Healthy Environment Improves Quality Of Life In Western PA 

-- Stroud Water Research Center: How Philly Teachers Are Bringing Meaningful STEM Experiences To Students Through Environmental And Outdoor Clubs  [PaEN] 

-- WeConservePA Highlights Education Programs Coming Up Through June  [PaEN]

-- Registration Open!  Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy's Summer Student Science Academy In Montgomery County  [PaEN]

-- ReImagine Appalachia: March 23 Webinar: From Fridge To Furnace - Federal Energy Efficiency Help For Faith Groups, Nonprofits. Noon 

-- PUC Vice Chair DeFrank To Participate In Philadelphia’s ‘Be Utility Wise’ Consumer Education Conference March 22

-- Penn State Extension Webinar: March 29 Water Cooler Talk - Agroforestry’s Impact On Water Quality  [PaEN]

-- FracTracker Alliance: April 6 Hellbent Virtual Screening, The Story Of Grant Township’s Fight To Stop Oil & Gas Waste Injection Well  2:00 p.m.

-- Warren Times: Audubon Nature Center Tween Trek April 6

-- Penn State Extension Webinar: April 14 Ways To Fund Your On-Farm Biogas Project, Noon to 1:00 p.m.

-- Penn State Agricultural Sciences Webinar: April 19 Master Gardener Program And Impacts In PA, 1:00 p.m.

-- Registration Open For May 9 Online Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium; Optional In-Person Tour May 3  [PaEN]

-- DEP Releases 2022 Progress Report On Improving Water Quality In PA’s Portion Of The Chesapeake Bay Watershed  [PaEN]

-- Coalition To Save Old Crow Wetland: Rutter's Development Threatens Old Crow Mitigation Wetland In Huntingdon County - By Claire Holzner, Coalition To Save Old Crow Wetland  [PaEN]

-- Scranton Times: Mild Winter May Foretell Things To Come In Northeast PA  

-- Celebrate Pennsylvania Native Species Day May 18  [PaEN]

-- Complete Your Bracket!  Penn State Center For Pollinator Research Wants You To Vote In March Madness Bee Of The Year Contest  [PaEN]

-- LancasterOnline: These Seniors Help Nature By Nurturing Mason Bees, One Of Spring’s First Pollinators

-- Penn State Study: Mapping People’s Knowledge Of Bees May Aid In Pollinator Conservation

-- Inquirer: Tree Pollen Hits An ‘Extreme’ Level As The Season Starts In Philly Region

-- Warren Times: Allegheny National Forest To Host Night Sky Program Friday

-- Erie Times Guest Essay: Healthy Forests Are A Climate Solution All Of Us Can Agree On - By Madeleine Para, Citizens Climate Lobby, Bruce Cooper, Slippery Rock Chapter Of Citizens Climate Lobby

-- NextPittsburgh: How To Tap A Maple Tree For Sap In Western PA

-- PA American Water Celebrates ‘Fix A Leak Week By Promoting Water-Saving Tips

-- PUC Strongly Encourages Customers To Explore Electric Shopping Options To Help Reduce Size Of Utility Bills  [PaEN]

-- Republican Herald: PSU Schuylkill Professors Discuss Coal Culture At Minersville Historical Society

-- Inside Climate News: Fossil Fuel Executives See A ‘Golden Age’ For Natural Gas, If They Can Brand It As ‘Clean’

-- Greening The Grey: Engineering Natural Solutions For Stormwater Management  [PaEN]

-- Warren Times: Stream Restoration Undertaken On Farnsworth Branch In Allegheny National Forest By Western PA Conservancy, Warren Conservation District, Trout Unlimited

-- Partnership For Delaware Estuary: Latest Estuary Newsletter

-- Delaware RiverKeeper March 24 RiverWatch Video Report

-- WESA: PA Struggles To Fight Invasive Species, As Experts Push For A Regional Approach

-- Chesapeake Bay Journal - Ad Crable: Pennsylvania Finds Widespread Problems With Invasive Species And Aims To Tackle Them 

-- Erie Times - Brian Whipkey: How Safe Is It To Eat Fish Caught In PA Waters?

-- Post-Gazette - John Hayes: Rumble In The Treetops As Pittsburgh Eagle Nest Invaded By Another Bald Eagle 

-- Centre Daily Times: Hummingbirds Are Migrating Back To PA, When To Spot Them, Set Up Your Feeder

-- Williamsport Sun - Dan Brauning, Lycoming Audubon Society: Throughout Central PA, Bird Migration Is Underway

-- Warren Times: Audubon Was Wrong, Birds Do Have A Sense Of Smell

-- Williamsport Sun - Bill Bower: Reflections In Nature: The Sounds Of Nature Through Animals And Birds

Visit the PA Parks & Forests Foundation’s Events webpage and DCNR’s Calendar of Events for activities happening near you.

Visit DEP’s Teaching Green webpage to learn about more environmental education resources.

Visit the PA Environment Digest Calendar Of Events for more opportunities.

[Posted: March 26, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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